Monkeys Over Mongolia

from by Marc Gunn



I've always liked nonsensical songs. Early in my Brobdingnagian Bards music career, I wanted to write songs using suggestions from the audience. The closest we ever got to that was “If I Had A Million Ducats”. That was not quite what I envisioned. After asking a few people, I was encouraged to write nonsensical. So through my Pub Songs Podcast, I accepted random words from listeners. Then I wrote this absurd song with a catchy tune. The song was added to my CD, What Color Is Your Dragon?.


There's an airplane over Mongolia
Mongolia, Mongolia
There's an airplane over Mongolia
And I don't know why it's gone.

Some monkeys hijacked that airplane
Oh that airplane, yes that airplane
Some monkeys hijacked that airplane
And they're flying it straight from Spain

Through the wind and the snow and violent rain
The violent rain, the greenish rain
Through the wind and the snow and violent rain
That blew from an elephant's brain.

As the airplane crashes down outside
Yes, down outside, oh down outside
As the airplanes crashes down outside
They whistle su-i-cide… is dangerous


from What Color Is Your Dragon?, released August 7, 2008
Lyrics and music Marc Gunn
Marc Gunn: autoharp, vocals




Marc Gunn Birmingham, Alabama

Marc Gunn is a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats. He breathes new life into the autoharp, which continues to surprise musical veterans and fans a like for it’s unique sound and spirited energy. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic. It’s Celtic music, the traditional and the twisted. ... more


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